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3 Calif. firefighters hospitalized after fire engine overturns

Three CAL FIRE firefighters were able to pull themselves from the wreck and were hospitalized with minor to moderate injuries

By Vincent Medina
The Sacramento Bee

RICHVALE, Calif. — Three firefighters were injured Wednesday morning when their CAL FIRE engine crashed and overturned along Aguas Frias Road in the Richvale area of Butte County.

The Oroville Police Department responded to the crash and found the fire engine off the road, according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol’s Oroville office. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

The three Cal Fire firefighters were able to pull themselves from the wreck and were hospitalized with minor to moderate injuries but were listed in “stable” condition, the CHP said in the statement.

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